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Large Magellanic Cloud (HaRGB)  *** AAPOD2 05.05.2020, 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
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Large Magellanic Cloud (HaRGB) *** AAPOD2 05.05.2020

Technical card

Frames:
H-Alpha: 12x300" (1h)
RGB: 20x180" (1h)

Integration: 2h


Astrometry.net job: 3451886

RA center: 5h 19' 42"

DEC center: -68° 27' 48"

Pixel scale: 6.308 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.981 degrees

Field radius: 3.158 degrees


Resolution: 2861x2196

Data source: Mix of multiple source

Description

* RGB acquisition: [url= http://www.astrobin.com/users/johnsonlaw/] Johnson Lo[/url].

* H-alpha aquisition: Wei Zhang.

* Processing: Ruben Barbosa.

* Distance: 163 Kly.

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The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. At a distance of 163,000 light-years, the LMC is the third-closest galaxy to the Milky Way, after the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal and the putative Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, lying close to the Galactic Center. The LMC has a diameter of about 14,000 light-years based on readily visible stars and a mass of approximately 10 billion solar masses, making it roughly 1/100 as massive as the Milky Way.

With a declination of about −70°, the LMC is visible as a faint "cloud" only in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere and from latitudes south of 20° N, straddling the border between the constellations of Dorado and Mensa, and appears longer than 20 times the Moon's diameter (about 10° across) from dark sites away from light pollution.

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Large Magellanic Cloud (HaRGB)  *** AAPOD2 05.05.2020, 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa